Glacier Park – Last Day

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Yesterday was the last day Going to the Sun Road was open for the season in Glacier National Park.

My friend MaryJo picked me up at noon.  We caught up on our lives, admired the fall colors, and took a nice little hike to Hidden Lake.

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It was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday.  We are both grateful to live so close to such a beautiful place.




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17 years ago, I was pregnant…


with this beautiful child…


who is growing up so fast…


We decided we needed a new car.  So, we went to Island Honda in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii and bought a HONDA Civic.


We eventually shipped it back to the mainland.  For years we took it (or it took us) on many road trips across the country, fully loaded with kayaks, camping equipment, kids, books on tape, then CD, and finally MP3.  It was the best family car EVER.  Then yesterday, I took it in to get the oil changed and to try to figure out where the noise was coming from.  And I ended up leaving it there (call me crazy but I almost cried.)

And I came home in THIS…


It is a beautiful machine.  It’s been my dream car for years.  And it’s quiet, and has heated seats (it’s true, I am a princess.)

My 17-year old is trying to come up with a name for it (yes, we name our cars).  We happen to LOVE Maroon 5…


I suggested we name it Five, but she thinks we should name it Adam.   “Mom, can I take Adam to the store?”  Yes, you can laugh out loud.

I’m happy, and nervous, and oh so blessed.  And if anyone needs any Grant Writing, Proposal Writing, Editing, Employee Manuals, Training Manuals, or a fancy new website…you should call me, because I think I’m going to need more projects – soon.  However, I’m still writing my novel, I’m never giving that up!

Happy Friday.

Hokey Pokey

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My parent’s engagement photo.

I don’t know where it was taken, but I love the musical notes on the walls.


What if the Hokey Pokey is what it’s all about?